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Added sugar labeling could compromise trade secrets, says NCA

US confectioners worried sensitive formulation information may be leaked when the FDA measures added sugars in candy

The National Confectioners Association is concerned that added sugar declarations on the Nutrition Facts Panel would force confectioners to give away recipe “trade secrets”.

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Over half of certified cocoa may be sold as conventional cocoa

Over half of cocoa grown on certified farms may be sold as conventional cocoa rather than commanding a premium price for farmers.

Candy prohibition: Aldi bans confectionery at UK checkouts

Aldi has become the latest UK supermarket to ditch checkout confectionery in favor of healthier items.

Older consumers want ‘natural’ rather than ‘organic’ food, says Canadean

Consumers over 55 associate ‘natural’ products with healthy lifestyle and diet and prefer it to ‘organic’ food, according to a report from Canadean.

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Tetra Pak to close packaging factory in Sweden axing 250 jobs from FoodProductionDaily.com

Tetra Pak will close a packaging factory in Lund, Sweden, due to come into effect in February 2015, axing 250 jobs.

Sales up by 5.6% to €848.4m and EBITDA up by 9% to €123.5m

Constantia Flexibles: ‘In the long term Russia will be an attractive market for flexible packaging’ from FoodProductionDaily.com

Constantia Flexibles has released its first half results for 2014 but admits the market is still highly fragmented.

Contaminated eggs ‘no longer on market’ from FoodQualityNews.com

Eggs from Bavaria linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people are believed to be no longer on the market, according to a joint EU report.

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition from NutraIngredients.com

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

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Orkla acquires NP Foods Group and Laima Chocolate

Orkla ups chocolate game in the Baltics with Laima buy

Norwegian group Orkla has acquired Latvian company NP Foods Group and its Laima chocolate brand.

Reduced sugar corn syrup soft gums and caramels: Tate & Lyle
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Tate & Lyle seeks patent for reduced sugar corn syrup soft gums and caramels

Ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has filed a patent for a method to produce low sugar content...

Financial Briefs: Tootsie Roll, Petra Foods and Meiji
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Financial Briefs: Tootsie Roll, Petra Foods and Meiji

Increased interest in cocoa polyphenols helped Japanese confectioner Meiji grows sales in its latest financial results, while...

Ghirardelli settles Miller white chocolate case

Ghirardelli shells out $5m to settle ‘fake’ white chocolate suit

Lindt & Sprüngli's US subsidiary Ghirardelli Chocolate has settled a class action lawsuit over allegations its Premium...

Certified cocoa a prerequisite for chocolate industry: Cloetta

Fully certified cocoa ‘a prerequisite for doing business in chocolate’, Cloetta tells SMEs

Buying certified cocoa only from third party organizations such as UTZ Certified is now an essential part...

Cocoa mitigates effects of high fat diet: study

Cocoa could mitigate effects of high fat diet, but is it too soon to draw links with chocolate?

Research on mice has added to a growing body of evidence that cocoa improves metabolism, but it...

French traffic light label proposals opposed by confectioners

Confectioners rally against traffic light label proposals in France

Europe’s confectionery association Caobisco has backed French chocolatiers in blocking proposals for traffic light labels on food products...

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